Thursday, 19 November 2009
How things stand for Florence and Precious Mhango tonight
It's been a flurry of activity today and so much to tell but no time to tell it. You can read more about why the Mhango family should not be returned to Malawi here. Good news is that Michael Russell, the Minister for (lots of things including) External Affairs in the Scottish Government is concerned too and has asked his officials to make formal representations to Phil Woolas at the UKBA regarding this. It's ridiculous that Scotland cannot decide who gets to live here but whilst we have no control over these things, all we can do is appeal to the British Government and that's what he is doing. I am eternally grateful to him for seeing the need for some compassion and humanity here.